Deposit@Harvard developed a unified, web-based tool that enables the user to submit scholarship simultaneously to multiple internal and external repositories. The prototype that was developed works with DASH, Harvard’s institutional repository, and could be extended to other repositories that are compliant with the SWORD protocol. Challenges faced by the project include the fact that some high-use repositories, such as the Social Science Research Network, are not SWORD-compliant and thus not easily included in a deposit tool.

Project Team: 

Luke F. Gaudreau
Production Systems Librarian
Harvard Library Technology Services

Anita Patel
Web Applications Developer
Berkman Center for Internet & Society

Michelle Pearse
Librarian for Open Access Initiatives and Scholarly Communication
Harvard Law School Library

Valerie Weis
Research & Knowledge Services Librarian
Harvard Kennedy School Library